Photographer's Note

2018 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use TE Contact Me

New site 2019-2020


Musician Saturday afternoon Bruges against the frontage of Belfry

Lady together

See also the second picture with lady.

The pan flute is a flute made up of a number of tubes of different lengths closed at the bottom. The material used for the South American pan flute is often bamboo. In addition, there are also pan flutes made of wood, glass or metal and plastic. The name pan flute comes from the Greek god Pan.
A pan flute is played by blowing air over the tube against the edge. Every tube delivers its own tone. By tilting the pan flute, the flautist can lower the tone with a little practice. The range depends on the number of nozzles and can vary from an octave to about three octaves. The pitch is (mainly) dependent on the length and (somewhat) of the diameter of the pipes. The pan flute can be somewhat tuned by flattening small wash balls on the bottom of a pipe. A pan flute is fairly easy for a hobbyist to make himself from bamboo or, for example, PVC pipe.
The pan flute is played especially in South-eastern Europe (Romania) and South America. The shape of the pan flutes differs depending on the region from which they originate. Originally the pan flute was found in many parts of the world, as archaeological finds show, but in many areas, it has fallen into disuse. Romania and the Andean region are areas where this instrument has been preserved.
In the seventies the pan flute became more known by the Romanian pan flute player Gheorghe Zamfir, a student of the legendary Fănică Luca. The pan flute is associated with Romanian and South American folk music by most people, but with this instrument other music genres can also be played. Musicians such as Simion Stanciu, Nicolae Pîrvu and others have shown that the pan flute is also suitable for performances of classical music.

I hope you like it.

Camera Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
File Size
Shooting Date/Time
21/12/2019 13:18:16
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
ISO Speed
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length
Image Size
Image Quality
Picture Style

Photo Information
Viewed: 434
Points: 56
  • None
Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26569 W: 524 N: 45500] (193827)
View More Pictures